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Social Intranet: Open Atrium social network for internal use

Laurel Papworth

I’m about to install and muck around with Open Atrium as an social network intranet product for a client. It’s based on social networking software Drupal, and is free to download: Social Intranet Open Atrium. Twitter: Social StoryTelling (14).

Nine years of Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

Twitter has been around now for nine years; during that short time it’s changed both the PR profession and practitioners alike. I’ve built an international following and have had many great opportunities come my way thanks to my Twitter profile. Many of my clients first became aware of me via Twitter, so did my boss. But that all changed as Twitter’s user base grew. Today I still love the immediacy of Twitter. Twitter is central to most of the client work I do.

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PB134: How to Decide if You Should Start on a New Social Network or Medium

ProBlogger

How to Decide if a New Social Network or Medium is Right for You. Today I’m going to help you decide if you should start on that new social network or that new medium like a podcast or a YouTube channel. People are wondering if they should get on different social networks or take advantage of new mediums. If your readers are on a network more for personal reasons it could be a signal that it’s not a great place to sell.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. 51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks.

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HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. Inside Kikolani’s Twitter Management for Blogging in HootSuite. Twitter Lists.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. My thoughts on 18 different topics, with some social media humor sprinkled in. Social media takes time and energy. 3) Social media is about people. Social Sharing Tools (e.g.

How to Use Pinterest And The New Rich Pins Features

Mindjumpers

Pinterest is one of those platforms that has now become established among prime players such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Pinterest is especially a platform where people go and find inspiration, collect items found on the web onto boards to share with their network. Pinterest is collaborating with major shopping sites like eBay , Etsy and Shopify , which also allow small independent business owner to benefit from rich pins. What Facebook’s New News Feed Means For Brands.

Do's and Don'ts of Twitter for Business

Lucy Hall

Nearly 70% of businesses use Twitter for Business in order to keep in touch with clients and market their products and services. Not every business though, is using Twitter effectively. Be social! Collaboration!

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Follow him on Twitter. So I challenged myself to create a list of 10 responsibilities of the Community Manager that extend beyond the realm of Facebook and Twitter (and yes, even blogging). Social Media isn’t only Social Networks.

Do’s and Don’ts of Twitter for Business

Lucy Hall

Nearly 70% of businesses use Twitter for Business in order to keep in touch with clients and market their products and services. Not every business though, is using Twitter effectively. In this post I have put together a few do’s and don’ts to help you get off the ground and use your twitter account as effectively as possible. Be social! It’s really important that you remember this when you start using Twitter for business. Collaboration!

9 essential social media management tools for marketers

Sprout Social

If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’ll know that social media management is no joke. In fact, social media management requires tons of strategizing and careful execution. To give you a leg up, we’ve put together a list of the best social media management tools to take your marketing game up a notch. 1: Sprout Social. Sprout Social’s comprehensive features give other social media management tools a run for their money. 2: Zoho Social.

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. Tom contacted me a few weeks ago with this idea and we’ve been working collaboratively on this project ever since. Social Networking: Like Falling In Love.

10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking 10 Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media Written on July 14, 2009 by Justin Levy in charity , mashable , social media 3 Comments - Leave a comment!

How to use Slack: a guide for social savvy businesses

Sprout Social

Just like it pays to learn the ropes of the latest social channels, marketers should likewise look into the most popular apps for businesses. Although not a traditional social media platform per se, Slack’s more than 10 million daily active users speak for themselves. And while Slack might seem like little more than a chat app on the surface, the platform boasts some specific benefits and features relevant to social savvy businesses. Is Slack social media?

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Three Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Promote your Event

Webbiquity SMM

Social networks have become the primary means of keeping friends, family members, and business contacts up to date on what’s happening in our lives. 77% of all Americans have at least one social media profile. The growing propensity of people to share life’s moments, particularly when doing something outside the ordinary routine, is why social media remains a great fit with live events. Use Targeted Social Media Ads. Guest post by Rosemary McKee.

Building a Social Business

Koka Sexton

It all worked out and it was great to see so many customers in one place all wanting to hear the plans for InsideView and the were using Twitter to spred the news. During the conference there were about a dozen breakout sessions that fell into one of three tracks; Sales, Marketing and Social Selling. They answered questions about everything from what sales managers do wrong, to how social media has changed the sales landscape forever. Social media as a broadcast channel .

Social Media Tools, Apps, Resources and Plugins

Harp Interactive

Tools for an Engaged Social Presence. I am always interested in finding the best and latest tools to enhance and expedite the social media experiences, maintenance and growth for Harp and for our clients. Twitter Tools: tagwalk. Provides a snapshot of your social media presence.

This Week in Social Media – 4/10/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep the wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs. And if you’re on Flipboard, you can get these links in my new This Week in Social Media Magazine. It would seem that extends to social networking as well.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

That’s the way it goes in tech these days and it’s especially true when there is competition for share of voice on social platforms. We all know video is wildly popular across the board and people love the experience of sharing their life experiences with others in real time.When Meerkat launched in March it got a huge bump from social media marketers who created live video in real time from the South by Southwest conference. I’ve been writing this post for weeks.

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What’s the best social media marketing tool for scheduling your updates?

Janet Fouts

With so many different social media marketing tools to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right solution; one that helps you save time and helps you improve your results. If you’re on the lookout for a social media marketing tool, or feeling displeased with your current one, read on for an in-depth look at some of the top social media tools on the market. But, not just any social media scheduling tool will do. Social media calendar. Social CRM tool.

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Social Media and IT Security: Adversaries or Partners?

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media Social Media and IT Security: Adversaries or Partners? Mon, Aug 10, 2009 Best Practices Well, it’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of social media and IT security. Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe information security is a very real and valid concern when it comes to social media.

Case Study: Twitter + Two Weeks = $7000 Raised

Bare Feet Studios

It is a pretty straightforward formula: Someone gets an idea, creates a tag, and starts promoting it on Twitter and blogs. Social web tools (free) are used to promote the event, collect donations, organize tasks, and make this thing happen. Warm Aloha, Kelly @hawaiirealty on twitter.

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

That’s the way it goes in tech these days and it’s especially true when there is competition for share of voice on social platforms. We all know video is wildly popular across the board and people love the experience of sharing their life experiences with others in real time.When Meerkat launched in March it got a huge bump from social media marketers who created live video in real time from the South by Southwest conference. I’ve been writing this post for weeks.

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An Awesome Interview with the Founder of GovLoop, Steve Ressler.

Social Media Strategery

Events Calendar Subscribe: Posts | Comments | Email Social Media Strategery Best Of Best Practices Enterprise 2.0 Development Social Media An Awesome Interview with the Founder of GovLoop, Steve Ressler Mon, Sep 28, 2009 Government 2.0 Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop As announced this morning, GovLoop, the premier social network for the government community, has joined forces with GovDelivery, the world’s leading provider of government-to-citizen communications solutions.

How to Use Twitter Analytics: The Complete Guide for Marketers

Hootsuite

Twitter’s 139 million daily active users interact with brands on the network in important ways , from retweeting your content to a broader audience to making purchases that directly impact your bottom line. If you’re not using Twitter analytics, you’re missing out on key Twitter insights that could help you refine your strategy and maximize ROI. Benefits of using Twitter analytics. Your specific audience might look very different from Twitter’s general audience.

Facing Information Overload? Cronycle Can Help You Filter Through the Web’s Flood of Content

Socialmedia.biz

With the noise of information out there on the web, readers need help to find the topics that interest them most and collaborate with their teams. We get our information from different news outlets, publications, live coverage and events happening on Twitter, Facebook feeds, and countless other sources. So it can be time consuming to try and find fresh, relevant content when scouring social networks for important information. Image courtesy: CC BY-SA 2.0,

Traffic Technique 5: Social Media

ProBlogger

We all agree that social media networks offer a number of benefits to bloggers. We can build a following on these sites, make new friends and connections, and share, collaborate, and interact in real time. Image courtesy stock.xchng tam_oliver This is great—and there’s no doubting that sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and SoundCloud offer us a real opportunity to connect. how you respond to social network visitors.

How to Manage Multiple Social Media Accounts for Business (or Clients)

Hootsuite

Having to manage multiple social networks using different apps is time-consuming and inefficient. Fortunately, there’s no need to open multiple social apps to manage multiple social media profiles. What is the best software to manage multiple social media accounts?

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Tomorrow I am working with an esteemed group of coral reef scientists here in Hawaii to illustrate various ways to use social media. I will be using a version of The Social Media Game , an interactive learning process originally developed by my darling colleague Beth Kantor a few years ago. It just shows you how much app and platform development continues in the sphere of online social networks and mobile options. Social Network. Twitter.

How B2B Brands Can Drive More Leads This Year

Webbiquity SMM

Social Media Marketing. The rapid spread of new smartphones and tablets is driving exponential growth in the number of social media users. This has opened up new possibilities for brands looking to harness the power of social media advertising. B2B brands are looking to tap the increased social media penetration for generating more leads. LinkedIn is the primary social network for professionals, about 546 million , round the world. Connect with Twitter.

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5 Alternatives to LinkedIn Elevate for Superior Employee Advocacy

Socialmedia.biz

Over the years LinkedIn has released several useful features and tools that have helped distinguish the platform as the go-to social network for business. While the other popular social networks only seem to be copying each other ’s latest top functionalities, LinkedIn stands apart in this regard. After all, the B2B value of social media use is completely different from B2C uses. Each post you create is optimized for sharing on one social network only.

33 Facebook Stats That Matter to Marketers in 2020

Hootsuite

Facebook is the biggest of all the social networks, by far, based on just about every measure. Effective Facebook marketing requires an understanding of the latest Facebook statistics and how they apply to your social marketing strategy. That’s the highest penetration of any traditional social network, by far. But it’s up for debate whether YouTube counts as a true social network.) social media users shop on Facebook. Resources Social

9 Brands Driving Meaningful Change on Instagram

Later

In this blog post, we’ll spotlight 9 mission-focused brands, how they use Instagram to help drive meaningful change, and what you can learn from them: Why Brands Should Support Social Causes on Social Media. And social media is a great way to share that mission with your community.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. Create and source user-generated content fast with simultaneous collaboration. It’s a great way to capture the buzz from the show floor after a tradeshow, event or conference.” — Maximize Social Business (Drive). A social network / curation tool for images. 21) Feed My Inbox.

10 Hacks to Save Time on Instagram

Later

If you want to gain followers and build your brand awareness on Instagram, you need to have a strong and recognizable Instagram aesthetic across your feed and stories. Or choose a signature color like jewelry brand Chupi : Or you can opt for bright, bold, and playful tones across your feed — just like how we’ve done on the Later Instagram account. Thankfully, there’s a quick and easy way to achieve a cohesive aesthetic on your feed — presets!

11 best social media listening tools

Unmetric

Social media listening goes beyond just looking at your emails and notifications for @mentions of your brand. About 30% of the tweets that mention brands neglect to use their Twitter handles. . To avoid such mishaps what you need is a social media listening tool. As humans, it’s impossible to have an ear to the ground at all times for mentions of your brand, but with a dedicated social media listening tool that just might be doable.

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Duda Review: An Easy Way to Build Social-Ready Sites

Socialmedia.biz

By now, we all know that our own websites need to be optimized for social media integration. We need site visitors to see that we’re active and influential on social media, we need to entice them into following us on these branded third-party presences so we can nurture them as leads. But creating social media optimized websites at scale is another matter. Then let’s dig deeper into the inner-workings of Duda’s agency-friendly social media features. Social Media Icons.

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5 Alternatives to LinkedIn Elevate for Superior Employee Advocacy

Socialmedia.biz

Over the years LinkedIn has released several useful features and tools that have helped distinguish the platform as the go-to social network for business. While the other popular social networks only seem to be copying each other ’s latest top functionalities, LinkedIn stands apart in this regard. After all, the B2B value of social media use is completely different from B2C uses. Adi Englander Social media marketing Social Media Strategy Social sharing Tools

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

Being a technology company, their community is an active network consisting of developers, consultants, customers, and Salesforce staff. Here’s the quick overview of Salesforce.com’s community “outposts&# : Twitter: Salesforce has an active Twitter community.

9 of the Most Important Facebook Trends to Watch Right Now

Hootsuite

Download the full Social Trends report to get an in-depth analysis of the data you need to inform your social strategy in 2020. At the annual F8 Developer conference last year, Mark Zuckerberg shared “ A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking.” Social Strategy

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. If youre new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.

Instagram Automation Tools, Software, and Tips to Do It Right

Hootsuite

At some point, many busy social media marketers may be tempted to try an Instagram automation tool. Much of the software that’s used to automate Instagram activity defies network guidelines. DON’T: Autopost content to or from other networks. You see them on Twitter all the time: Tweets automatically posted from Instagram that reference a picture but don’t actually show the picture in the Tweet. DO: Use social listening to find relevant posts to engage with.